View Full Version : Fun Project - Goblets - Another on the 3rd Sept!

05-22-2014, 06:45 PM
A wonderful artist I follow on Facebook did an exercise where he painted the same simple object 25 times. He chose a goblet. It was amazing how many versions he came up with and of such variations in his style. I thought it might be fun and others might like to participate.

I downloaded this one off the net as I can't find the one I actually own. I have tried to find who to attribute this photo to, but cannot get a definitive owner.


Have a go and post it here, it could be fun! :) You can put this goblet in any context you like.

Here is my first one. Sadly AR crashed before I saved it, so this is only a small snip. I'll post each one I do, and you can too.


05-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Interesting excercise indeed and Your outcome is obviously already impressive.
25 times are too much to me, though, and the best I did was to paint three times with three different tools the same reference image, what my limited patience allowed to me and only because the subject was a sex-appealing lady naked with a minimal lingerie ... :o;):D

05-22-2014, 08:15 PM
very beautiful! nice dimension upkeep!

Marilyn Anne
05-22-2014, 11:41 PM
You truly have breathed life into an inanimate object.

05-23-2014, 03:14 AM
very artistic vision and shows your great talent for accurate drawing..:):)

05-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Beautiful work, Robyn!

05-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Beautiful Dear Robyn, I love how you "break" colors ;)

D Akey
05-23-2014, 09:44 AM
That sounds like a great way to grow a style. Nice drawing!

05-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Thanks guys! It was really interesting to see how his ideas developed. I'll do more. :)

05-23-2014, 01:26 PM
very nice :)

05-23-2014, 09:10 PM
I took up the challenge! :)

05-23-2014, 09:35 PM
Wow, Enug, that is so good! Well done, and thanks for having a go. I am hoping others might take it up as well. :) :)

05-23-2014, 10:08 PM
Very good job Robyn and Enug

05-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Nice results...

05-24-2014, 06:20 PM
This was fun to do - I too was hoping so see more results - more challenges too! :)

05-24-2014, 07:21 PM
This was not how I meant it to turn out, but I will do it again and try to get the results I was after. Go Enug!!! Have another go and see what crazy version you can up with. :) :)


05-25-2014, 01:30 AM
Sounds like a great way to challange one self and get better :)

05-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Ms Copespeak I think the paint must still have been wet when a certain bozoi had a good shake when passing by. ;)

I'll have a think.

05-25-2014, 02:49 PM
The stuff nightmares are made of!! Maybe it's how it looks after a few drinks. :)

05-26-2014, 12:29 PM
I've gone classical in this one, and made up some grapes and drapes (rhyming!). Maybe the grapes are a bit small (?), and I like my first one the best so far. Definitely more me!!


05-26-2014, 01:38 PM
Interesting project Robyn.



05-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Just fabulous Brett! Some of your beautiful trademark textures and colours. Love it! :) :)

05-27-2014, 12:32 AM
I really enjoy all the different experiments and styles herein! Fantastic idea and thread, dear Robyn and congrats to all mates who gave and will give a sumptuous try!

05-27-2014, 05:23 AM
Very interesting thread :) with beautiful results.....as soon as I get the inspiration
I will participate;)

05-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Another one.


D Akey
05-27-2014, 11:44 AM
I'm loving this thread. Sort of a search for the Holy Grail. . . in a manner of speaking. . .

Fun. Hi Brett! Watercolor still serving you I see. Good on ya. Very handsome painting.

Copespeak, I really like this last one. The technique could really work for you. You have a really good way with line and paint.

05-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Following with interest as well Robyn.....curious and fun exercise.
Enjoying yours and others contributions to this thread, and looking forward to more.....
Take care friend,

05-27-2014, 05:49 PM
I echo what mr D.A. hath said. You know, this is a tough subject considering what little there is to work with, but people are coming up with some marvelous interpretations never the less. Good going!

05-27-2014, 06:27 PM
The latest images are just great. Here is another from me - using the glitter tool so no skill involved.;) All down to ArtRage.


05-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Hi Brett! Watercolor still serving you I see. Good on ya. Very handsome painting.

Hi Mr Dakey

Yes I'm still working with watercolours. Just lately I have been back with paper and paints trying to learn (and re-learn to a small degree). It is very enjoyable but the techniques are hard to acquire. I've been looking a lot at two very different painters - Egon Schiele and Rowland Hilder - and trying to figure out how the do what they do. It's been very interesting, to say the least.


05-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Hi Brett, good to see you're still out there working. I LOVE Egon Schiele, and Rowland Hilder? I have not heard of him before but just looked up his work.

Enug, you are doing some brilliant stuff. The Glitter tool is so useful for that speckled look and it works really well with your latest offering.

Here's today's ....... Simple and dribbly.


D Akey
05-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Nice one Enug! I like the gritty character of it. Removes it a step from the expected. . . which is so female. . . (not the grittiness most often, I meant the unexpected quite often) Go go go!

05-28-2014, 03:52 PM
Another one for the project.



05-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Oooohh, luvverly Brett! Your work sings with colour. Very nice! :cool:

05-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Added some wine.


05-28-2014, 09:00 PM
I took Your picture just as a very indicative reference and made an experimental approach to give a solidity impression. Not an artpiece, just a quick enough contribution to this wonderful thread ... dear Brett, I love the creativity of both Your versions !

05-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Your style is so distinctive Caesar, your goblet stand beautifully and elegantly on its own.

Love your wine inclusion Enug! We're having fun, aren't we? :) :) :) (I am!)

05-28-2014, 11:37 PM
Cool thread and exercise....

D Akey
05-29-2014, 03:37 AM
Seems you convivial folks had the good sense to fill your goblets with some wine. Next, we'll have a challenge to paint some cheese and we can have a gallery opening. All looking very good.

05-29-2014, 06:57 AM
here is my little contribution;)

D Akey
05-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Wow. Nice one Rondo and all.

Everybody's looking great. You would think everybody's been living in the middle ages by everyone seeming so familiar with this goblet shape.

05-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Rondo! Your goblet is quite 'ethereal - extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world'! Well done and thanks for having a go! :cool:

Here is my day's effort. I stamped madly with all my Photoshop brushes. Faulty (a bit of a lean on it), but interesting I guess!

Mr Akey, we might do cheese next!


05-29-2014, 02:23 PM
Great idea for a thread copespeak and some interesting outcomes,nice Goblets !:D;)

05-30-2014, 06:08 AM
Great new efforts:):):):)
I like all the versions.
Very fun thread and now......my little one(about 30 min):o


05-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Silvy, that is so beautiful, I love it! :cool:

05-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Great paintings Everyone and now for one that's been left in the cupboard to long :D


05-30-2014, 02:12 PM
I hope you dusted it when you got it out Jean! Yours has such a lovely metallic feel to it. :cool:

Just a simple one from me today.


05-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Hello Robyn....
Here is my offering....Of course I had to go all serious with it, hope no one minds?

05-30-2014, 06:01 PM
How could anyone mind when you have contributed such a beautiful rendition? It's very mystical and painterly and oh so creative. Very lovely, thanks Steve! :) :)

05-30-2014, 06:35 PM

05-30-2014, 07:19 PM
What an amazing project you started Roybn. So many different style that everyone put in. Beautiful works everyone :)

05-30-2014, 08:14 PM
:) :) One from you Pai? I bet we would get a beauty from your pen.

05-30-2014, 09:51 PM
ok, Roybn, I will play quick one for your request :):) Just few mins for fun, I am sleepy :p


05-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Magical Pai, you didn't disappoint! A real beauty!

Marilyn Anne
05-30-2014, 10:27 PM
Each so different and yet so beautiful!

D Akey
05-31-2014, 01:07 AM
What can I say. These all are really something special. I always love watching the energy everybody gets from such a collaborative endeavor.

Steve, now that's what I call a variation on a theme. It's quite successful too. Pai, yours reminds me of the hands of a clock in a hallway after everyone has gone to bed and the moonlight shines on it a wee bit.

Bravo everybody!

05-31-2014, 09:01 AM
Here's my particular version...I hope you like!

05-31-2014, 09:08 AM
Another really creative one Damasocl! Proper bristling with goblets! Maybe it's given birth and is carrying the babies?? :cool:

05-31-2014, 02:58 PM
So many wonderful artists here, love this thread, the goblets are all amazing and so varied.

05-31-2014, 04:36 PM
I got a bit carried away with this one. Why a mouse? I like mice as long as they're not scuttling around my kitchen benches.


06-01-2014, 01:39 AM
Gray mouse is the best combination with pink flower. Fascinating!:)

D Akey
06-01-2014, 02:56 AM
LOVE THEM!!!!! Our cups are overflowing with stories and metaphors, not to mention a good wine too now. Clever what you guys can do and where your creative juices take you.

06-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Dear Pai, Damaso and Robyn, I love Your interpretations and find they're artful and brilliant ideas, not just experiments.

06-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Very great new adds:)
Pai, Damaso and Robyn BRAVI:cool:

09-02-2014, 05:51 PM
I have revived this thread with another.


D Akey
09-03-2014, 02:59 AM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Coffee. . .

Okay, I just woke up and poured myself some so I could see more than a foot and a half in front of me. As such all I can see so far this morning is coffee.

Nice to see you're expanding the collection. Be sure to paint yourself enough cupboard space. Go Copespeak Go! :):):):):)

09-03-2014, 04:02 AM

nicely done, I love to analyze and enjoy the brush work and colors of your work, very helpful to me as I find them all of such a high caliber of mark making and color work. If that makes sense on how an abstract artist would use such ideas...:rolleyes: :):)

09-03-2014, 06:11 AM
Looks like silver Dear Robyn :cool:

09-03-2014, 07:45 AM
hi Robbie I'm sory I thought I was in the table lamp thread !! are weii at a distance it do look like a glass of

Guinness I don't mind if I do ;);) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D POZDRAWSKI

09-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Nice to see your excellent interpretation Eighty, thank you for participating. It's a ripper!! :)

You're very kind Gary. You make such lovely marks yourself, I'm not sure how my scratchings can help. :) :)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of coffee Mr Akey? My goodness, you might need some more!!! Thank heavens my cupboard space is online, otherwise they would never fit in our home, which is not renowned for its storage!

09-03-2014, 09:20 AM
A bit of colour this time. I quite like this one!


09-04-2014, 02:02 AM
Hi Robbie sorry about the lampshade the bloke on the door said second on the left after the corner !! but today the bloke on the

Door said !st left after the corner ok so here I am with my drawing of a glass Goblet but I see some bugger has been

sipping The Wine U can't trust anybody nowerdays not like the old day's when nobody even bothered to lock thier front doors !!!

Mind you we had nothing to Pinch :( ;) :D CIAO KIA ORA POZDRAWSKI :cool: :cool: :cool:

D Akey
09-04-2014, 03:44 AM
Mr Ploos, I believe I'll have a couple o' Irish lampshades meself, since you're paintin'. . . I mean payin'. . .

@ Copespeak: Nice one. Really getting swept up into the whole Darwinian tradition. Artistic Evolution RULES! I particularly love the background on this last one you did.

Marilyn Anne
09-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Very nice! Love the challenge!

09-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Ha ha Eighty! And me in my daft head took it as a goblet, though I was intrigued by the wire running down the side! :) :) :)

Any way, it was a good lampshade doubling as a goblet, and your new one is excellent as well.

Mr Akey, I was trying to get some wet paint and colour going as I seem to enjoy dry scratchy best. For those talking about tracing in your post, most of them are freehand. :) :) :)

09-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Hi Robyn.....Like the last one you did, the bit of color looks great as it reflects the ribbons of light....
And Eighty had me thinking it was Guinness time until I saw the cord, then thought to myself it must look
pretty desirable and refreshing when it's all lit up.....

09-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Hi Robbie not freehand on the IPad. Just finger Well I did buy one of those gadget's but after keep

Losing it I remembered when I used charcoal I would scratch around in the tin for a piece So small

That. .when drawing. All you could see was your finger's so I thought. If I then when not seeing the

point of contact. Could ok so now I only draw on the IPad with Finger. Ok so my lampshade.

And glass were all done with. Finger ok. By the way you better stock up with Guinness as

The boy's are thirsty. If possible in Aussie. Brewed in Ireland. Ok. Cheer's CIAO. Kia Ora ;) :D:D:D

09-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Very interesting and great work Robyn

09-04-2014, 01:16 PM
Thanks Pat, it's a bit of fun. :)

Eighty, if you do all that with your finger, I am amazed and impressed! :cool:

09-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Hi Robyn..Second time today I've been passed over......Anyway, left a reply up there for you.
Take care,

09-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Hi Robyn.....Like the last one you did, the bit of color looks great as it reflects the ribbons of light....
And Eighty had me thinking it was Guinness time until I saw the cord, then thought to myself it must look
pretty desirable and refreshing when it's all lit up.....

Sorry about that Steve, I'm a bit vague at the best of times, and making sure I acknowledge everyone is difficult as I'm sure you know yourself. Your lovely comments are very important to me, and I thank you so much for taking the the time to post. :) :)